Charging an electric car at home
You can charge your pure electric or plug-in hybrid car at home, at work, or by using one of more than 16,500 public chargepoint connectors across the country. Most drivers tend to charge their cars at home, overnight whilst they sleep. This is as easy as plugging your car into a homecharge unit or onstreet residential chargepoint using the cable provided, and then forgetting about it. Your car will charge until full, and then switch off. It really is no more complicated than plugging in your mobile phone
The safest and most convenient way to charge at home is by using a dedicated homecharge unit. These can be easily installed in a few hours by a number of approved providers, and come with a Government grant of up to $500, for qualifying drivers. For more details click here. Most cars also come with a charging cable you can plug into a standard home 13 amp socket. However, these are not recommended for regular use.
The beauty of electric car charging at home is that your car is then always ready to drive its full range when you set off. Just imagine, you may never need to visit a petrol station again.
To discover how little it costs to charge at home, and how long it takes, use our dedicated home charging tool.